A Clockwork Orange to Make New York Stage Debut
Anthony Burgess's dystopian novel transfers from London to New World Stages.
Alexandra Spencer-Jones's critically acclaimed stage production of A Clockwork Orange will have its New York premiere this fall with a limited off-Broadway engagement at New World Stages. Fresh off a production at London's Park Theatre (which followed a run at the Soho Theatre in 2012), the play will begin previews September 2 in advance of a September 25 opening, and will run for 16 weeks through January 6, 2018. Jonno Davies, who led the London cast, will make his New York stage debut in the lead role of Alex De-Large.
Based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel, the play is described as follows: "A Clockwork Orange lures audiences into a glass-edged, testosterone-filled underworld of a dystopian future. The explosive story of little Alex and his rebellious gang of Droogs is a ground-breaking classic of orgiastic ultra-violence and sexuality. As hauntingly relevant today as when Burgess' book first published in 1962, and when Stanley Kubrick's ground-breaking film caused a stir in 1971, A Clockwork Orange is an unapologetic celebration of the human condition."
A Clockwork Orange is produced off-Broadway by Glynis Henderson Productions and Martian Entertainment. This 2017 production celebrates the centennial of Burgess's birth, in 1917.
The complete cast and creative team will be announced shortly.